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Ireland batsman  Ed Joyce plays a pull shot during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

First, the world referred to them by a word that describes a featureless, small fish that is used mostly as bait: minnow. Then, those in positions of (...)

Ireland’s batsman Ed Joyce plays a shot during his innings of 84 during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies  at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:   Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland yet again took the World Cup by storm as a brilliant batting display secured a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in Nelson, New Zeal(...)

Andrew Balbirnie and the Ireland squad enjoy a game of rugby during a squad training session at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/INPHO

Cricket is wont to putting things in boxes; categorising and breaking down specialist skills and disciplines to the nth degree. And when it comes t(...)

William Porterfield, in his third tournament, will lead Ireland in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. (Photograph: Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (Warwickshire) LH bat Age: 30. Caps: 193 (ODI: 73) Runs: 6038 runs @ 31.95 (ODI: 2,137 @ 30.97) Captain for a second time a(...)

Brett Lee has taken up a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as bowling coach during Ireland’s World Cup warm-up period in Sydney. The 38-year-old Australian retired from all cricket last month. Photograph:  Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australian fast-bowling legend Brett Lee will help with Ireland’s World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act (...)

Max Sorensen, Craig Young and Kevin O’Brien  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland will sponsor the Ireland team at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tourism Ireland hope to tap into the potential 2.5 billion global audience for Cricket World Cup matches after they were unveiled as sponsors for the (...)

 Ireland coach Phil Simmons: had made four changes from the side that lost to Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland claimed the Dubai Tri-Series title on Monday after their final encounter with Scotland was a complete washout, the first no result in a One-Da(...)

Max Sorensen has been called up to Ireland’s  Cricket World Cup squad in place of Tim Murtagh, who broke a foot in training. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Middlesex opening bowler Tim Murtagh has been ruled out of Ireland’s upcoming World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand after it was confirmed t(...)

 Ireland’s Craig Young (3-45) was again the pick of the Irish attack against Afghanistan in Dubai. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s unbeaten start to 2015 came to an abrupt end in Dubai on Saturday as a disappointing batting display saw them beaten by 71 runs against Afg(...)

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien in good form against Scots. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

An unbeaten knock of 80 from Niall O’Brien helped Ireland to a three-wicket win over Scotland in Dubai as Phil Simmons’s side took control of the Tri(...)

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